During past centuries rings were more than simply decoration. Signet rings were pressed into warm wax to seal or authenticate documents, cement relationships, close deals, trade secret messages carved into meaningful symbols.
Proud to present a striking example of a Victorian natural carnelian signet ring with a mysterious intaglio living again with their secret message and deep meaning.
Signet rings have been used for centuries, with family crest, talisman, trading info, the amount of symbolism that could be infused within he design was important, and only known to the wearer.
Hidden messages and veiled meanings capture the imagination and hearts in all of us especially with this powerful intaglio ring depicting a mouse and a trap with a message: Beware.
Hand carved into carnelian, set closed back, the image is in reverse to that when pressed into wax, it will read properly.
Designed in an elegant style, sculpted shiny surface, voluptuous in feel, strong to the eye. With a powerful presence, the ring speaks volumes about the wearer.
Artfully crafted in 14 Kt rosey yellow gold during Victorian era, tested.
Very good overall condition commensurate to use and age.
14 Kt yellow gold
1 closed back plaque of natural carnelian measuring approx 7.35 mm x 7.35 mm depicting an intaglio of a mouse with a trap and the word beware on top;
head of the ring is 8.8 mm at widest part; sits 2.4 mm high on finger
very good overall condition